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Giving Non-Bank Savers a Reason to Save at a Bank (Even When Informal Methods Work)

November 12, 2018

By Mansi Gupta, Design Specialist Accounts in India have one of the highest dormancy rates in the world. Women’s World Banking undertook research to determine why women aren’t saving actively in a bank and tested prototypes to change that behavior. What we found is that breaking the status quo requires shifting the perception of saving with a bank along with prompting…

Egypt’s Economic Recovery Will Not Succeed Without a Key Ingredient: Women

November 5, 2018

Egypt is on the road to recovery after the 2011 revolution, and financial inclusion is growing at a steady pace. But even though women’s financial inclusion is on the rise, the gender gap is widening. Women’s World Banking’s strategy for closing the financial inclusion gender gap in Egypt targets the players and the solutions that will ensure women benefit from,…

Why Women in Bangladesh Are Staying Away From Financial Services, and How to Win Them Over

October 29, 2018

By Women’s World Banking Women in Bangladesh have the highest-ever rates of literacy and employment, and the country’s economy is growing. Financial inclusion now stands at more than 50 percent, nearly doubling in the past few years. But the financial inclusion gender gap is growing rapidly too, with fewer than half of women accessing or using formal financial services. Women’s…

Uncovering Women’s Attitudes Towards Health in India

October 16, 2018

By Mansi Gupta, Design Specialist, Women’s World Banking  “If a hospital isn’t involved, I’m healthy enough.” Women’s World Banking spoke with women in India to better understand their views on health, health emergencies and the role of insurance. By understanding their attitudes on health issues, Women’s World Banking will work to increase uptake and usage of microinsurance in India. Health…

The Power of Partnership: A Corporate Collaboration to Advance Women’s Financial Inclusion in Pakistan

October 1, 2018

By Meghan Flaherty Women did not feel comfortable transacting with JazzCash’ mostly-male agent network, leading to lower product uptake. Women’s World Banking worked with Jazz to partner with Unilever’s women entrepreneur training program to leverage each companies core competencies to increase value for their products and drive financial inclusion for low-income women in Pakistan. At first glance, a telco and a…

Introducing the Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators: a new program of inclusive policy design and leadership development for financial regulators

September 25, 2018

By Women’s World Banking September 25, 2018 Policymakers have the opportunity to play game changer in driving women’s financial inclusion efforts. However, a strong, gender-diverse team within the regulatory body needs to be in place to amplify these efforts. Women’s World Banking and AFI’s Leadership & Diversity for Regulators program provides the tools to design inclusive policies and build a…

Lessons in Change Management from KCB Bank and Diamond Bank to Better Serve Women-led Enterprises

September 17, 2018

In order to serve the massive market of women-led enterprises, financial service providers must adopt women-centered model that often requires massive change throughout their operations.

How to Create Financial Products that Win with Women

September 4, 2018

Often, many financial services providers only superficially tailor their products in order to reach the women’s market. If f they are to reach this untapped segment, they must articulate a clear business case, avoid being “gender-neutral” and use gender segmentation during product design and to meet women’s needs.

A woman-centered approach finds an untapped market of entrepreneurs in Egypt

August 27, 2018

Women, especially the low-income segment, are often overlooked by traditional financial service providers in Egypt.  Women’s World Banking and Lead Foundation developed an innovative individual lending methodology that successfully reached women entrepreneurs.

Custom Product Bundles Can Deepen Financial Inclusion for Vietnam’s Economically Active Women

August 20, 2018

Vietnam has millions of economically active women who interact with the formal financial sector at a superficial level. Women’s World Banking worked with Maritime Bank to develop a strategy to deepen its outreach the women’s market.


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